Multi-tasking this a.m., listening to KFI's Bill Handel, reading Peggy Lowe's Register story that Jubal will link to later and checking Mickadeit for something interesting -- Handel briefly reported that TWO DEMOTIONS have occurred at the Sheriff's Department, both sworn personnel who'd worked for Bill Hunt on his campaign. One was a Lieutenant busted to Sergeant and another Sergeant is now an Investigator. No names were reported.
Along with the Jaramillo trial ramping up in September, providing a lovely prelude to the election and bringing even more focus to the the ongoing question of the quality and ethics of the Sheriff's leadership, Hunt's suspension will be a continuing reminder that Mike Carona may not be the best thing that's ever happened to us. Good for Norby and Correa to raise the issue (and the other three?) -- the BOS needs a permanent Agenda item for this and maybe the Badge needs to drag himself down there every Tuesday a.m. and let 'em all know what he's up to -- then again, maybe Sheriff Schnook ought to step aside and put himself on paid leave for a while all this comes down.
Update: Here's the story from Jean Pasco at the Times website - Carona Demotes 2 Backers of Rival - which would've been KFI's source. I don't get the print edition of this rag, so we don't know if it made the driveway.